Today’s work started, yesterday’s finished and a pojagi style piece

I started a new piece tonight. It went together really fast. I didn’t measure anything, I just cut and sewed. I think I like the way it came out. I used stuff from my stash that I’ve been dyeing over the life of this blog. I really went into the zone tonight but I am feeling a little anxious about it-the work I mean.Or actually taking the time to do the work. What if I spend a lot of time and it just doesn’t go anywhere. Part of me doesn’t think that’s possible and a lot of me does. When I go into the zone, I don’t think about it or care.

It’s nice in the zone

I finished quilting the piece from yesterday. I bound it and washed it. I’m not sure if I like it. It’s crooked and bumpy and not very -well it’s a start.

It kind of looks like a map to me. I wish it was a map then maybe I would know where I am going. Maybe it is a map. what then?

I think these pieces are related to these pojagi style pieces I made a few weeks ago. I first saw one of these on The Silly BooDilly site. Victoria has an excellent tutorial there  on how to sew the seams. I loved making these -Thanks so much Victoria for showing us all how.

I finished one and brought it with me when I visited Laura in Portland last week. It rains there a lot and she has these big windows in her dorm room. We hung it in the window there and the yellow silk kind of makes a sort of sunshine even when the sun is not shining.

Here they are still in Brooklyn. Don’t you love the way the light comes through and the seams make it all look like leaded glass.

Pojagi is sometimes called Bojagi. It is an ancient Korean textile art. Small scraps of fabric leftover from whatever are sewn together in a way that there are no raw edges on either side. I’ve read the finished cloths are sometimes used for carrying or wrapping food or gifts. They can be plain white or all one color. I like the way my hand dyes look. Maybe one day I will make a plain white or beige one. probably not.

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11 Responses to Today’s work started, yesterday’s finished and a pojagi style piece

  1. Ooh, I love your work and It’s nice to find another quilter–well, you found me! Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I’ll be keeping an eye on yours, too. 🙂

    • marjorie says:

      Thanks Lorna! I love your stones pieces and the placemats are so beautiful too! Still figuring out how to comment on others’ blogs. I’ll get the hang of it.

  2. marjorie says:

    Thank you for your comment Mare. And so true. So often I am not happy or think I don’t like something I’ve done but a few days away from it, I come back and I love it! Wonder what that is about.

  3. Mare F says:

    I think it’s amazing. I aalso think that each piece you make will be lovely. If you aren’t happy with it, walk away for a few days and come back. I’ll bet that you see a beautiful piece of YOUR art.

  4. Dinah says:

    delicious! delightful! delovely!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Those are beautiful! What kind of fabric did you use? I have a hard time finding silk in Canada, and have thought about just buying a bolt and dyeing my own colours.

    • marjorie says:

      Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your comment. I use silk, linen and cotton. 2 or three different weights of silk- flat crepe and twill on the piece in the photo, 3 different weights of linen and mostly cotton sateen. i hand dye everything and I have a mountain of stuff at this point.

    • marjorie says:

      ps your work is beautiful and I love your pojagi piece. Is it cotton? I really like your post about seeing the feather shape on your sink.

  6. marjorie says:

    Oh Donna, if only we didn’t have to sleep!

  7. Donna says:

    Marjie….stay in the ZONE!!! These are absolutely magnificent. I really love the stained glass effect. Just stunning!! You are very inspiring to me!!!

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